Margaret Champine, M.A, LPCC

I’m Maggie and I am so happy you have found CARE Counseling. Alfred Adler said “The hardest thing for human beings to do is to know themselves and to change themselves.” – this is important perspective to consider when you begin a therapeutic relationship.

I am regularly in awe of the courage it takes for us to recognize change is needed. Whether you are a parent looking for support for you and your child or an adult struggling to understand how you want to move forward in life, it can be difficult to make the call or walk through the doors to seek guidance in next steps. I meet all of my clients with non-judgement, compassion, empathy, and encouragement.

In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty. I recognize the unique experiences, stories, values, and culture of each child, adult, or family I connect with. I believe healing can take place best with the support of another. I will attentively listen, validate your experience, and help contribute to your personal insight, all while understanding that you are the expert of your own life.

I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, relational concerns, eating disorders, grief and loss, family unit transitions, and severe and persistent mental illness. I hold a trauma sensitive space and provide LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, which means that members of this population will encounter a loving, open, and non-oppressive environment. All are welcome here.

I grew up in Wisconsin and have called Minneapolis home for the last 16 years since earning my undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Family Social Science and Art History. I earned my Master’s Degree from Adler Graduate School in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy and I am under supervision while working towards clinical licensure.


B.A. – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
B.S.-  University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
M.A. – Adler Graduate School: Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy

clinical experience

Ellie Family Services – Mental Health Practitioner
Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic – Practicum
The Emily Program – Admissions Specialist and Utilization Reviewer






Eating disorders

Relational Concerns



Family Unit Transitions

Suicidal Ideation

Adjustment Difficulties

Severe and Persistent Mental illness.

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health
  • United Health/Medica

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!

What is Trauma and How Can Therapy Help? Trauma Handout